Movie Reviews

Sausage Party
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Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 11:48

From the stoned minds of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jonah Hill comes Sausage Party, an incredibly foul-mouthed, R-rated take on a Pixar movie.


Sausage Party tells the story of a weiner named Frank (Seth Rogen) who is lusting for a bun named Brenda (Kristen Wiig), who resides on the next shelf in the supermarket. They are both waiting for the Fourth of July, the day they are sure to be taken to the Great Beyond by one of the gods where they will finally be allowed to make sweet, sweet love. Or well, to have raunchy sex. Because we are talking about some seriously foul-mouthed produce here. But when a jar of honey-mustard sauce (Danny McBride) tells them they are worshipping false idols, Frank and Brenda set out to find the truth about the Great Beyond.


Yes, this is an animated movie about food items that can talk, sing and dance. Hey, if they can make a movie about talking toys, then why not one about food items. Naturally, this opens the door for an endless torrent of food-related jokes and even more buns… excuse me, puns. That alone would have made this movie worth watching, but on top of that Rogen and his cohorts introduce a political and religious dimension to the script that you might not expect. There are jokes about the juice being banned to the bbq section by the sauerkraut, about a feud between crackers and grits and there is a whole storyline that involves a bagel (Edward Norton) and a bearded, Middle Eastern lavash bread (David Krumholtz) bonding over their mutual love of hummus. If that sounds a bit too serious, wait for the scene where they consummate said bond through some vigorous analingus.


It’s an animated movie, Jim, but not as we know it. I honestly wasn’t expecting to gobble up Sausage Party like I did, but the can-you-top-this crass jokes are just too good to resist. The scene that parodies some serious Saving Private Ryan type carnage alone is worth the watch.